Performance: Laure Prouvost's They Are Waiting for You
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Laure Prouvost in collaboration with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers: They Are Waiting for You

Laure Prouvost (Photo courtesy the artist; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels; and carlier | gebauer, Berlin)

For this world premiere, inquisitive French-born conceptual artist Laure Prouvost presents her first major production for the stage. The winner of the 2013 Turner Prize, Prouvost is known for weaving together fiction and fact to create complex and humorous stories that challenge the ways we create our own life histories. Expect an unpredictable yet thoroughly charming experimental mash-up of video work, dance, immersive stage décor, and choral music. Prouvost is joined by artist Sam Belinfante, renowned dance artist Pierre Droulers—one of Belgium and France’s leading choreographers—and musicians from Minnesota and New York.

Presented as part of the Walker exhibition Laure Prouvost (October 12, 2017–February 11, 2018).

75 minutes

World Premiere


  • Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You is made possible with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund. Additional support provided by Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation.


    This project is supported by Étant Donnés Contemporary Art, a program of FACE Foundation, developed in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with lead funding from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, and Institut Français-Paris.


    The performance is co-commissioned by The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (EMPAC) and the Walker Art Center.